Some of you may know that I play some ball hockey. At my age, being able to say that is a bit of a bragging point. They say if you can’t sell your work to your friends, who can you sell it to? So as I was shooting a game at the rink, it occurred to me that several of our players sport tattoos and clearly have personality to spare. Why not do some portraits showcasing their ink?
Marc is a gun enthusiast who has a thing for the Punisher comic book hero. He recently had a nice sleeve tattoo done, and wanted to show it off. Who am I kidding, he always likes to show off. Once I posted a couple of these to Facebook, we got a nice response. The ladies really seemed to like this for some reason.
Doing a shoot is easy, and fairly quick. We did Marc’s session in about an hour. We worked in two backdrops, a wardrobe change and switched from goalie sticks to guns. If you would like to set something up, give me a call.
I spent the day shooting portraits of the staff at Ameriprise in Raleigh earlier this week. They asked me to do this so their advisors could update their websites and LinkedIn profiles. While they were at it, they invited clients to join us so they could get a free “web-ready” image for their social media profiles as well. This was a win-win for everyone. Clients got a quick meet with their advisors, free lunch and a free professionally shot portrait for their use online. This hopefully generated some good will for Ameriprise while updating many old portraits on their site. Last, but not least, it gave me exposure to several nice folks who may need my services in the future.
I set up a small studio in the back of the office where we shot the formal portraits for clients and staff. We then shot a few environmental portraits in the lobby of the building for a different look both before and after the clients visited.
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If a “free photo day” is something your clients might find useful, contact me to find out how we can make it work for you.
Thanks to Sean Flanigan and the staff at Ameriprise for a wonderful opportunity!